Brush Up On Your Cavity Basics

Brush Up On Your Cavity Basics Arlington

At Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington, we see more cavities in our patients than we would like to. Cavities are far too common in the United States, and there is a tendency to consider them inevitable. Cavities happen when certain types of bacteria produce acids in the mouth. These acids destroy the […]

5 Ways To Floss Daily

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If you want to floss regularly but are too tired at night, this post from Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington is  for you. We want to give you a few ideas for unique times to floss and keep your teeth and gums healthy. If you’re an early riser, try flossing in the […]

Why Visit The Dentist?

Why Visit The Dentist?

At Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington, we want to see each one of our patients for a cleaning and checkup twice a year. Most of the time we try to get you to schedule your next appointment even as you leave the office from your latest one. There are some very good […]

Which Type of Toothbrush is Best?

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Is an electric toothbrush better than a manual toothbrush for cleaning your teeth? At Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington we won’t recommend one over the other. But we’re taking a close look at the electric toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes have been commercially available in the United States since the 1960s. But they first […]

Sinus Pain Or Abscessed Tooth?

Sinus Pain Or Abscessed Tooth?

At Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington, many patients come in with a toothache. In some cases, the toothache is a secondary symptom of a sinus condition. Let’s discuss the relationship. Your maxillary sinuses are very close upstairs neighbors of your top teeth. In some areas, only a sliver of tissue separates the […]

The ADA: Promoting Dental Health Since 1859

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This post from Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington is about the American Dental Association. You have probably seen the ADA emblem on toothpaste and floss—but what else do you know about this dental organization? The ADA’s self-proclaimed purpose is to improve the level of public oral health by supporting the dental industry […]